RF System Engineer

Date: Mar 4, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Homeland Sensors and Analytics Group builds technology to counter threats to our critical infrastructure, land and maritime borders, transportation systems, and public places, and to enable US forces to disrupt transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.  We focus on the development and fielding of advanced sensors, AI and data analytics, and integrated human-machine decision making to help monitor and characterize these threats.  We specialize in prototyping new sensor technologies as well as collecting and processing a wide range of data types — including radar, video, imagery, text, point cloud, transactional, and body-worn sensor data — from both commercial and Laboratory-developed sensors. We often apply advanced machine learning methods to convert raw data into actionable insights about the activities of threat actors, networks, or organizations.  Our ultimate goal is to field solutions that significantly enhance the decision-making process of analysts and operators who secure the homeland. 

Learn more at https://www.ll.mit.edu/r-d/homeland-protection/homeland-sensors-and-analytics.


Job Description

Our group is looking for motivated mid-level researchers and engineers who would like to address critical problems requiring RF expertise as part of collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.  Specifically, the candidate will perform system analysis, develop architectures and designs, as well as prototype and characterize RF systems relevant to Homeland Security and Defense applications. Knowledge of RF front-end and familiarity with hardware and testing equipment are considered very important. This position will provide the opportunity to contribute to the development of novel RF systems as part of a larger diverse team including electrical, software/firmware, and mechanical engineers.


  • MS in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, applied physics, or an equivalent field.  In lieu of an MS degree, candidates with a BS plus at least three (3) years of directly applicable experience will be considered.
  • Hands-on experience with RF modeling, design, fabrication and testing of RF systems
  • Experience with RF modeling tools for active and passive RF circuit design (i.e. ADS or Microwave Office, and HFSS, CST, or Feko,).
  • Experience with spice tools for circuit design (such as LT spice or other tool)
  • Experience with using MATLAB for basic signal processing applications and data analysis
  • Experience with (PCB) design tools (i.e.- Mentor Graphics, Altium) and multilayer RF circuit board design


For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


Requisition ID: 37783 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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